Rosatom took part in the international MDEP conference

Rosatom State Corporation has taken part in the 5th international MDEP conference (The Multinational Design Evaluation Programme) that was held in Turkey.

The conference was attended by over 100 representatives of regulatory authorities and large companies from 19 countries. Russia was represented by Rostechnadzor, Federal Budgetary Scientific and Engineering Centre for Nuclear and Radiation Safety (FB SEC NRS) and Rosatom as Rosenergoatom JSC, Rusatom Energy Projects JSC (REP) and the Engineering Division.
The main topic of the event was a multinational program of evaluation of new NPP projects. Sergey Egorov, Director for Science and Innovations of Atomenergoproekt JSC (a part of Rosatom’s Engineering Division), made a speech at the conference. Within the session dedicated to the international cooperation structure for new projects, he spoke of benefits from the activities of MDEP and VVER working group for the Russian industry and anticipated prospects of further cooperation. Sergey Egorov presented a report “The Design Evolution and Its Change During Construction” at the session “Postulates on the Expansion of International Cooperation”.

In the course of his speeches, Atomenergoproekt JSC Director for Science and Innovations noted that day-to-day interaction in MDEP format creates unique communications in the design area. A possibility of working out a common position, built on involvement of highly professional and competent forces both of NPP designers and employees of regulatory authorities of the participating countries, allows establishing best practices and generating a uniform technical policy for implementation of design solutions.

“A possibility of representing contemporary organizational mechanisms of generating information on NPP construction projects and work with changes is essential both for interaction with stable partners and for building relations with newcomer countries, while demonstration of such skills practicability is a part of competitive advantage of Russian designs. A wide variety of projects presented at the conference allows us to become expediently familiar with the entire range of up-to-date proposals for NPP designs and landmarks for competitive participation in tenders. The authority of MDEP format will undoubtedly influence decision-making on NPP construction in the newcomer countries and expansion of construction in the countries developing nuclear power, consequently, any participation in such format is significant for promotion of Russian technologies on the global market”, Sergey Egorov noted.

In the final resolution, the conference participants made specific mention of the report of Rosatom’s representatives, drawing attention to the fact that requirements for change in NPP construction projects and management of these requirements shall be taken into account in accordance with the following criteria: unique character, functional substance, goal-setting, practical implementation, cost and document support.

Countries and organizations represented at the conference:
1. Russia (Rostechnadzor, FB SEC NRS, Rosenergoatom JSC, Rusatom Energy Projects JSC (REP), ASE JSC);
2. South Korea (KHNP, ISMR Development Agency);
3. Turkey (NDK, MENR, NUTED);
4. Finland (STUK);
5. United Arab Emirates (FNAR);
6. USA (Westinghouse, Toshiba);
7. Hungary (HAEA);
8. Argentina (ARN);
9. China (CGNP, NNSA);
10. World Nuclear Association;
11. OECD Nuclear Energy Agency;
12. Bangladesh (BAERA);
13. Pakistan (PNRA);
14. Germany (GRS);
15. Czech Republic (SUJB);
16. France (ASN);
17. Canada (CNSC);
18. United Kingdom (Rolls-Royce SMR);
19. RSA (NNA).

Russia is consistently developing international trade and economic relations, focusing on cooperation with friendly countries. Despite external restrictions, the domestic economy is augmenting its export potential to supply goods, services and raw materials all over the world. Implementation of major international projects in the energy sector is being continued. Rosatom and its enterprises are taking an active part in this work.